Additionally, highway access is a breeze, as The District is located along the four-lane, limited- access U.S. 52. Interstate 64 is 20 minutes to the South and 1-70, 1-71, 1-75, I-270, and I-275 (as well as Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky) are within a two-hour drive. The Huntington Tri-State Airport (HTS), which also serves a major FedEx Center, is 30 minutes South and the Lexington and Cincinnati Airports are within two hours.
Overseen by the LEDC, The District is a key vantage point for businesses seeking an optimal location for expansion or relocation, especially for those operating in petrochemical or various metal industries. The competitive advantage of The District's logistics showcases close proximity for supply chains and competitiveness of varied modes of transportation and accessibility.
"As I emphasized when serving as Dean at Ohio University, many times a business' failure or success lies within its connection to strong modes of transportation, whether that be road, water, or rail to supply chains and markets," says Bill Dingus. Continuing, he states that, "The potential of Southern Ohio's Industrial District is growing with respect to logistical, financial, and labor force considerations. With over 400,000 residents, the area's workforce continues to develop, and the state of Ohio continues to flourish. The flow of positive economic advantages for the existing and future businesses wishing to locate in The District will progressively increase."